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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #668 ~ April 22, 2011

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Happy Easter! We hope that you are having a blessed Holy Week and that you have a glorious and joy filled Easter.

Bob and I are back in South Dakota for a while. We have some things we need to do here, so we aren't sure how long we are staying.

A few weeks back, someone suggested that we have a form for employers to fill out when they are looking for workers. I'm working on getting that put together. If you have ideas of specific things you'd like included on that form, now is the time to let me know.

~~ Read the suggestions others have made and post your comments on the website

~ Suggestions for Help Wanted Form

If you find a link in this newsletter that doesn't work for you, here's the fix: Copy the entire link, including that part of it which has gone onto the next line. Then, paste it in your browser.

Wherever you are in your work and travels, we wish you joy and prosperity,


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Current Job Openings for RVers

Here are some of the most recently listed job openings. These are just a few of them. Go to the website to see all of them.

~ AZ: Pay for All Hours Worked, Plus Site with Paid Electric
~ CA: Help Wanted, Pays Hourly Wage, at RV Resort
~ IA: Seasonal Help Wanted - Work for Site, Pay for Extra Hours
~ OR: Volunteer Fairgrounds Host – Wallowa County Fair Board
~ TX: Camp Hosts Needed - Some Barter, Some Pay

The freshest ads are on the April Job Listings page. Go to the page listed below to see them all, including details and contact information.

~ April Job Listings

For the archives of previously posted job listings, see the monthly job index page.

~ Job Listing Index

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Workers On Wheels Blog

Be sure to check our blog frequently for website updates and between newsletter announcements. Bookmark it, or add it to your list of favorites.

~ Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Working RVer Tip

Attitudes are contagious. Your smile and kind words can change a grumpy employer (or employee) into someone much more pleasant to be around.

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New Pages On

Flea Market Vending Allows for Frequent Moves or Settling In for the Season

The amount of traveling we do fluctuates with the time of year, the prosperity of the present market, and how severe our hitch-itch is at the moment. In the fall, we do a series of farm harvest shows, which means we move every weekend. In the winter, we may find a place we like and settle in for a couple months. It is possible to sell at a different market every weekend throughout the year.

~~ Read the rest of this article on the website.

~ Flea Market Vending

~~ This is part two of an article I wrote when we were flea marketing full-time. The first part of the article is also posted on the website.

~ Part 1 - Flea Marketing

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It Turns Out You Can Do Well with Mystery Shopping

I've done some mystery shopping. You may remember that I reported to you that it took a lot of time and paid very little. That was my experience and it is true for most people who do it.

However, full-time RVer Rayven Perkins has figured out how to make it pay. She gets better paying assignments and makes better use of her time when she's doing it. She also gets some nice freebies out of it -- theme park admissions, fine dining, motel stays, etc.

She wrote an e-book about how she does it. If you want a quick study on how to make the most of mystery shopping, you'll find her e-book downright practical. If you've ever wondered if it can be done and how to do it, you'll find her e-book fascinating, with specific numbers on how much she makes.

~~ Find out more about actually making mystery shopping pay.

~ Mystery Shopping

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Working RVer Tip

Make it a habit to look for the good parts of your job. Instead of looking for what is wrong, look for what is right.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Employers Response to Outdated Ads

~~ Larry M. writes: Why are you still showing 2010 jobs? I tried on two and was told the jobs were filled last year. Then they laughed.

~~ I answered in part: We allow employers to have their ad posted for up to a full year. If they have filled the positions and are no longer accepting applications, it is their responsibility to notify us. When an employer lets us know a position is filled, we either remove it at their request or mark it as "position filled." Some positions stay up for the full year. Other ads are removed within hours of our posting them.

~~ Go to our website to read the longer version of my answer, including why I think Larry was lucky he made those phone calls.

~ Outdated Ads

Have a question about doing volunteer work or working for pay while RVing? Ask.

~ Ask a question about working while RVing.

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Ways RVers Make Money

Here's a sampling of work RVers can do to cut their expenses, earn a living, and pay for their travels.

~ Lounge singer
~ Make keys
~ Customer service supervisor
~ Clean tour buses
~ Teach genealogy classes

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Watkins Summit Group Bus. Info

Special Offer

I'll give you a $25 Watkins gift certificate if you join my Watkins Summit Group team and purchase the Watkinize Your Home kit between now and May 25.

Part of our income comes from my being an Independent Watkins Associate (ID #362289) within the Summit Group. You could be one, too.

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

~ Use and Tell Team Building Method

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Working RVer Tip

Prepare for your job interview. Gather and organize information about yourself that is relevant for the job. Research the campground (or other business). Look at the company website or brochures. What are some things about the campground that you can compliment or comment on during the interview? Prepare questions to ask the interviewer about the business, as well as about the particular position.

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Working RVer Tip

If you work as a handyman, or if you wash RVs, or if you install solar systems, or if you wash windows, or if you paint buildings, or if you do anything else that requires you to use a ladder, get one that is stable and safe. Bob found one that he particularly likes and recommends for RVers.

~~ Read his article on our RV Life and Travel website.

~ Little Giant Ladder

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Featured Website Section

Single RVers: Yes, There Are Jobs, Clubs, and Resources for You

Single RVers, this section is especially for you. Find answers to your questions about workamping solo, including how to overcome ads that want couples.

~~ Find more articles on this topic on the website.

~ Single Working RVers

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Want to Know More About Our Personal RV Travels?

Subscribe to our RV Life and Travel E-zine. There's no cost.

~ RV Life And Travel

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Volunteer Organization Profile

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge

~~ from John Benson, Swan Lake NWR

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a refuge for waterfowl. Established in 1937, it provides a place for ducks, geese, and other waterfowl species to nest, rest, and feed. In the fall, the peak migration of ducks exceeds 100,000 birds. In the winter, over 100 bald eagles are on the refuge. It is also a large wintering area for the eastern prairie population of Canada geese and Mississippi flyway duck populations.

~~ To read more about Swan Lake NWR and what work camping opportunities they offer RVers, go to our website.

~ Swan Lake NWR

If you'd like to have volunteer workampers, tell us about your organization. Or, if you have volunteer experience and you'd like to recommend a place to help, please share.

~ Submit a Volunteer Organization Profile

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Earning a Living with a Website

If you've thought about making some extra money with a blog or website, or if you want to get serious and build an e-commerce business, I suggest you look at SBI. It is a suite of tools, all in one place. It's a great how-to guide -- and, they do a lot of the behind the scenes work for you.

~~ Read more on the SBI website.


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Employer Profile

Los Altos Rod and Gun Club

~~ from April Byars, Office Manager

The Los Altos Rod and Gun Club was formed in 1953 to provide facilities for target shooting with pistols, rifles, and shotguns for its members and the general public; to promote the general welfare of game and wildlife; and promote high standards of sportsmanship in the State of California.

~~ Go to the website to read more about the club and what work and benefits they have for RVers.

~ Los Altos Rod and Gun Club

If you hire working RVers, tell us about your business.

~ Submit an Employer Profile

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Reader Feedback

~ Jim W. writes: I found my new, current job through your newsletter, which is allowing me to travel and earn wages as well (Southern Cross Corp.). I'm really enjoying this position, and appreciate what you do to help people like me and my wife realize we can do what we want, travel, and continue earning a living. I look forward to my next issue. Thank you.

~ Shorewood RV Park Management, Rockaway Beach, OR writes: We would like to have our ad looking for year-round Asst. Mgrs. at Rockaway Beach, OR. that was posted in March deleted from your postings. We have found a wonderful couple and filled the position. Thank you.

~ Marty & Frank Weeks write: Please note our Help Wanted ad has been filled. Thank you so very much.

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Workers On Wheels Back Issues

If you've missed some of our newsletters, you can still find many them on the website.

~ Previous WOW Newsletters

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Positive RVing Attitudes

A man would do nothing, if he waited until he could do it so well that no one would find fault with what he had done. ~ Cardinal Newman

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~ Brian Tracy

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